Vascular Surgery Integrated Residency Program

Space and technology come together to create the optimal surgical environment in MUSC Health’s new hybrid operating room.

Program Overview

The intent of the integrated 5 year vascular residency program at the Medical University of South Carolina  is to produce well-rounded trainees in all aspects of vascular surgery, leading to the development of thoughtful, ethical, and highly competent independent practitioners of the specialty.  Our major goals are to provide incremental and progressive, multidisciplinary training in which covers principles of core surgery (CS) as well as vascular surgery (VS). The vascular surgery faculty have designed a program that will provide increasing responsibility under direct attending supervision, in the outpatient clinics, inpatient settings, the angio suite, and the operating room.

Educational Leadership

The faculty at the Medical University of South Carolina have extensive experience in training surgical residents and have received numerous awards for teaching. The residency program is led by our Program Director Dr. Ravi Veeraswamy and the Associate Program Director Dr. Jean Marie Ruddy with assistance from our Program Coordinator Diana Gillard-Heyward.  

MUSC Vascular Surgery Team

Ravi Veeraswamy MD

Ravi Veeraswamy, M.D.  (faculty profile)

Chief, Vascular Surgery
Program Director

About Dr. Veeraswamy

  • Education Activities: Monthly Program Evaluation Committee (PEC) and weekly Case Conferences
  • Research Interests: Type B Aortic Dissection
  • Pubmed

Thomas Brothers MD

Thomas Brothers, M.D. (faculty profile)
Chief of Vascular Surgery at the Ralph H. Johnson VAMC

About Dr. Brothers

  • Practices at MUSC and VA
  • Education Activities: Weekly VA case conference and monthly VQI meetings
  • Research Interests: Artificial Intelligence to improve decision-making for lower extremity disease
  • Pubmed

Elizabeth Genovese MD

Elizabeth Genovese, M.D., MS (faculty profile)

Assistant Professor of Surgery

About Dr. Genovese

  • Practices at MUSC and VA
  • Education Activities: Bimonthly Journal Club
  • Social Media Manager
  • Research Interests: Outcomes in CLI, Quality Improvement
  • Pubmed

Jean Marie Ruddy MD

Jean Marie Ruddy, M.D. (faculty profile)

Associate Professor of Surgery
Associate Program Director, Vascular Integrated Residency
Associate Program Director for Resident Research, General Surgery Residency

About Dr. Ruddy

  • Practices at MUSC and VA
  • Education Activities: Weekly basic science sessions, monthly vascular lab sessions, faculty advisor for VSIG
  • Research Interests: NIH-funded basic science investigation into tension-related aspects of AAA growth
  • Pubmed

Mathew Wooster MD

Mathew Wooster, M.D. (faculty profile)

Assistant Professor of Surgery

About Dr. Wooster

  • Education Activities: Quarterly Simulation Sessions, General Surgery and Vascular Surgery Clerkship Director
  • Research Interests: Patient-related outcomes in complex aortic repair and CLI
  • Pubmed
Brooke Henderson

Brooke Hendrickson, NP
Inpatient consults and Outpatient management of Aortic Center and CLI patients 



Lauren Turner 

Lauren Turner, NP
Inpatient consults and Outpatient management of Vein Clinic, chronic wounds, and CLI patients

Diana Heyward

Diana Gillard-Heyward, MA
Vascular Surgery Residency Program Coordinator
Phone: (843) 792-6296


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